Homecoming: Continue the Tradition

Homecoming is a great opportunity for alumni to return home to UCF, meet up with old friends and classmates and enjoy the fun and excitement all over campus.

Thank you for joining us during Homecoming 2023. We hope you enjoyed the opportunities to return home to UCF, meet up with old friends and classmates and enjoy the fun and excitement all over campus.

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U Can Finish Race: 5 Mile and 2 Mile

Location: UCF Memory Mall

The U Can Finish Race is back! Join runners and walkers on a tour around the University of Central Florida by participating in the 2 mile, 5 mile or both with the Distance Dare. 

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Shining Knights Alumni Awards Reception

Location: 2024 location TBA

The Shining Knights Alumni Awards honor our university’s outstanding alumni and community leaders who have significantly contributed to the university and the community. The UCF Alumni family is excited to recognize four distinct awards at this year’s reception! 

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Feast on the 50

Location: Camping World Stadium

Feast on the 50 presented by SouthState Bank is a one-of-a-kind tailgate on the field at Camping World Stadium featuring a night full of food, family and fun. Attendees enjoy unlimited food and drink, provided by caterers and restaurants from around Orlando, while alumni clubs from schools in the Big Ten, SEC, ACC and Big 12 compete for the most spirited tent in the Official Alumni Village presented by MCO. Visit our Greater Orlando Knights tent and enjoy some fun swag!

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Spirit Splash Ducks

One of the more popular items for UCF fans to collect during Homecoming! 100% of every gift supports UCF students and strengthens the future of our great university.

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Ignite the Knight

Location: Memory Mall

Join Knight Nation to celebrate on the eve of the big game at this family-friendly UCF festival. Join us for live music, food, beverages, carnival games and special appearances. Plus, cap off the evening with a one-of-a-kind firework spectacular! 

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Young Alumni Tailgate

Location:  UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center

Are you a recent graduate? Make sure to head to the ultimate tailgating experience on gameday, exclusively for young alumni! Enjoy a DJ, giant yard games, guest appearances and more. 

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UCF Alumni Tailgate

Location: UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center

Head to the UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center three hours before the football game to charge up before the team charges on to the field! Admission for this family-friendly zone is complimentary for all UCF alumni and guests.

No registration necessary.

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Alumni Watch Parties

Location: Varies | Time: Varies

Not able to come to campus? Our regional Knights Communities will host local watch parties before the Homecoming game — and everyone is invited.

More events for Knights

Hosted by campus partners

Knights Got Talent

Location: Memory Mall

Support your fellow Knights as they showcase their special talents! UCF Homecoming presents Knights Got Talent. Make sure to bring your own blanket and chair to sit out to enjoy the show comfortably! This event is free for both the community and UCF students.

Movie Knight

Location: Addition Financial Aren

Concert Knight

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

No registration necessary.

Spirit Splash

Location: UCF Reflecting Pond | Time: Noon-2 p.m.

Our biggest tradition is back! UCF Homecoming presents Spirit Splash. Students will be able to run into the reflecting pond and catch the famous homecoming duck at UCF’s greatest celebration. There will be special guest speakers, as well as performances from the Cheer Team, Knightmoves, and Marching Knights! This event is free for both the community and UCF students.

UCF Football Homecoming Game TBA

Location: FBC Mortgage Stadium | Kickoff: TBA

Watch the Knights take on the our Homecoming opponent and bounce with us at the FBC Mortgage Stadium! Contact the UCF Athletics Ticket Office at 407.823.1000 or online to purchase game tickets.

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